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MINExpo 2016: Autonomous Hauler Steals the Show

More than 44,0000 people attended the MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2016 exposition, which was held in September at the Las Vegas convention center. More than 1,900 exhibitors used more than 840,000 ft2 to showcase the latest mining equipment and technology. Held every four years, the event attracted attendees from more than 130 countries, including the U.S.

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High-speed, High-volume Belt-Cleaning System

High speed belts moving high volumes of material can create unique challenges for conveyor belt cleaning systems. Many of these conveyors use large head pulleys, further complicating the application of an effective primary belt cleaner. Available in several blade configurations, the Super-Skalper HD can tackle tough carry-back applications, according to ASGCO.

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Commercial-grade, Rock-proof Tires

Nokian Tyres Rockproof tire line offers extreme durability for off-road driving. Designed for light trucks and SUVs, the tires have a thoroughbred mining compound that can handle unexpected impacts during off-road use. The new cut-resistant Nokian Rockproof Hybrid tread compound and aggressive tread pattern provide excellent resistance in rough off-road conditions. The tire seamlessly combines the special durability of heavy machine tires with the comfort of passenger car tires.

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Reusable Underground Mine Door for Equipment

American Mine Door unveiled the EcoVent mine door at MINExpo 2016. This product is specifically designed as an alternative to traditional reusable underground “equipment and/or machine” doors for the current price-sensitive market. The new design is built for safety and durability unmatched in the mine door marketplace.

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Komatsu Introduces New Large Haul Truck

Komatsu America Corp. debuted the 400-ton 980E-4 haul truck at MINExpo 2016, which was held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a 3,500-hp engine, the 980E-4 builds on a long history of success with electric-drive trucks, and reinforces the company’s position as a leader in the ultra-class mining truck market.

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